several useful tram lines,
most modern, one old-fashioned (on
here for a map of
the system (then click on a point
to magnify it).
can use your transit
pass on all tram lines,
as well as on the Metro, Tünel,
city buses and ferries.
The tram you'll use the most is the Bağcılar-Kabataş
This route goes from the district of Bağcılar via Zeytinburnu on
the shore of the Sea
of Marmara through Sultanahmet,
across the Golden
Horn and along the southwestern Bosphorus shore,
connecting the major tourist areas with three ferry
docks, the European
railway station, and the Funicular to Taksim
Use this tram and the Metro to
travel between Atatürk
Airport and Sultanahmet
here for details) (Map)
The Bağcılar-Kabataş tram is 21st-century.
A restored 19th-century tram trundles along İstiklal
Caddesi connecting Taksim
Square with Galatasaray and Tünel
Square. It's as much an amusement as it is
The Nostaljik İstiklal
is very 19th-century.